updated 09/11/2012 AT 10:40 AM ET
•originally published 09/11/2012 AT 8:20 AM ET
In a nod to her hosts, Kate, 30, wore a pink kimono-style dress with an orchid pattern by British designer Jenny Packham as they arrived Tuesday.
One of their first stops was at the city’s Botanic Gardens to view their famed orchids, including one named for the couple and one named after William’s late mother, Princess Diana.
The Vanda William Catherine is a free-flowering orchid hybrid of white petals with purple-red spots and a purple lip.